Australia Shocked At Guilty Verdict For Schapelle Corby

Schapelle Corby hears her verdict in a Bali courtroom as her interpreter looks on. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)

An Indonesian court has found Schapelle Corby, 26 year-old Australian beauty school student on holiday to Bali, guilty of drug smuggling and has sentenced her to 20 years. Corby was convicted smuggling 9 pounds of marijuana into Bali in an unlocked boogie board bad, though she has no criminal history and claimed in her defense that her bag was tampered with illicitly by baggage handlers in Australia is a drug running scheme. The verdict was broadcast live in Australia, where Corby’s case has transfixed the nation.

Schapelle Corby’s story has received scant attention outside of Australia and Indonesia, and is too long and involved to summarize here. To get a flavor of the intense passions aroused by this life or death story of Indonesian justice click through the link section below.

Schapelle Corby Coverage

Ninemsn’s Complete Schapelle Corby Coverage – Local news coverage
Wikipedia: Schapelle Corby – Lays out the complete timeline of events
GuruAnn Blog – Check the section of My Schapelle Posts on the right.
headhunder (Alan Singer) – Excellent back and forth on Aussie and Indonesian viewpoints.
"Star Trek" has a lot to answer for
Excuse Me While I Geek Out...

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